Common Sense Leadership Coaching for Business Owners, Managers, and Executives

“Don’t invest in coaching, invest in results!”

Discover ways you can increase your effectiveness as a manager and leader.

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Business Owners and Executives are under intense pressure to perform both corporately and personally.

“It’s lonely at the top.”

Engaging an Executive Coach can create a private support mechanism to overcome these pressures.

Executive Coaching is not fluff. You want measurable and sustainable results obtained through the implementation of well-developed principles and programs.

The coaching I provide is designed for managers and executives working in companies with revenues in excess of $20 million. I help Owners and CEOs build more effective leadership teams.

Moving from manager to leader is a leap few understand. Even fewer do it well. I can fix that.

Whether you need help in the C-suite or the next several levels down the organization, I should be your coach. Together, we focus on growing dynamic, effective leadership for your organization. I have refined my own leadership principles and practices with real-time, hands-on experience right on the front lines of businesses of many types. 

“No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.”

— Brian Tracy

The breadth and  depth of Doug’s experience encompasses decades of leader development and learning.  His ability to articulate the succinct, and often simple, character traits that leaders must possess to be successful in whatever endeavor they are  pursuing is easily understood and effective.  The most important thing leaders can do is to develop other leaders. Doug’s skills in coaching, mentoring, and leading other leaders is superb and he has established a successful record of making a difference!

Louis W. (Bill) Weber

US Army BG (Ret)

Doug has developed mastery in the field of management and leadership through years of hands-on experience supplemented by a desire to understand the best practices in these fields. With his book “The Uncommon Commodity”, he is opening the vault of his own experience and insight so that others can benefit for what he has learned.  Take this guide and put it to work at once!

Cathy Nunnally

Executive Coach, Nunnally & Co.

I am so impressed by Doug Thorpe and the valuable service he provides. Watching him work, it is immediately clear that his broad array of business and interpersonal skills have come together beautifully to create an excellent product for those he serves. If you are looking for a coach to help you navigate the difficult waters of searching for new employment, Doug is definitely the person you should call!

Wes Avants

Executive DIrector, Physician Leadership Institute

My firm brought Doug in as a speaker for a group of professionals looking to make a career change. Doug is extremely knowledgeable and his recommendations are practical and easy to understand. We received very positive feedback from the attendees. I would highly recommend Doug as a resource and a speaker.

Thomas Brown

Advisor, RJ Capital

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The Bio

Doug Thorpe has worked with a top-tier roster of clients, including numerous Fortune 500 companies and organizations of all sizes in a wide range of industries.

Doug uses a unique and extremely effective common sense based leadership approach designed to help people achieve their full potential while making a real difference in the world around them.

He combines his extensive personal and professional experience with a deep commitment to helping others—producing truly exceptional and successful outcomes.

As a LEADERSHIP COACH: He is an adviser to business leaders at all levels. He is a John Maxwell Team Certified Coach. His coaching methods include best practices from Marshall Goldsmith “Stakeholder Measurement”, Dr. Thomas Crane “The Heart of Coaching”, and portions of Doug Silsbee’s “Presence-Based Coaching” models.

As an AUTHOR: Doug has written hundreds of articles and columns for a variety of online media. He has appeared on numerous syndicated radio shows including ESPN Sports Talk and BizTalk Radio. He is also author of the book, The Uncommon Commodity: The Common Sense Guide for New Managers.

Mr. Thorpe’s specialties include:

  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Leadership Audits to Identify Development Needs
  • High Trust Team Building
  • Core Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership for Change and Company Transformation
  • Workshop Training and Facilitation
  • Faith-Based Personal Development

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The first time you are put in a Manager’s role, you wonder what just happened.
Even experienced Managers find themselves looking for answers as they move up the ladder.

In this book, I’ve taken my 25+ years of management and leadership experience, coaching hundreds of professionals, and give YOU some common sense ideas to use.

It is common business practice for companies of all sizes to look across their workforce and make some interesting picks when a new team leader is needed. Often the selection criteria are based upon highest performer, the biggest producer, or ‘smartest’ worker.

Moving from being the doer on the team to being the leader of the team is a big leap for most. Despite business school learning or practical on-the-job leadership lessons (like returning military), nothing is more sobering that meeting with your team for the first time after you are selected.

“The Uncommon Commodity” answers the questions you need to know.